NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to fund research that will use epigenomics approaches to study HIV and how it is linked to substance abuse, the National Institutes of Health said in a notice posted on its website.

NIDA expects to fund "a broad range of interdisciplinary research, using in vitro, animal and human approaches to address these interactions," NIH said.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.